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OBITUARY-Narottam Shah

OBITUARY Narottam Shah A C Shah IN the sudden and untimely death of Narottam Shah on March 23, the country has lost an able and articulate economist who was passionately de- voted to development and social justice. There was no gulf between practice and percept in his case. He called spade a spade even if it hurt some of his friends or colleagues. He had assiduously cultivated certain .standards of behaviour which would have tested the mettle of a lesser man. I had the privilege of knowing Narottam for over 30 years. We first came together as MA students in the Department of Economics of Bombay University. Even at that stage we knew that he was cut differently. He had a definite purpose in life and an equal determination. His views were remarkably mature for his age. He taught us to look upon our teachers with respect end used to say that each one of them WAS a valuable national asset, His teachers likewise loved him and their relationship was a permanent, evergrowing one.

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